Performancing Metrics



My workplace is tolerant of fashion trends, even somewhat embracing, but there are some times when I need to look conservative. And this, short of a full suit, is as conservative as I get! Houndstooth skirt, jacket (okay, the jacket is leather), pearls... this is an outfit that makes me feel appropriate for a meeting with VIPs, but also expresses my sartorial independence from a bland pinstripe suit. 

Houndstooth was all over the runways for Fall/Winter 2011 (see: Ferragamo, Albino) and I love wearing it! Do you wear houndstooth? Pinstripe? What's your go-to professional look?

Skirt: Jones New York (gift from Mom & Dad)
Blouse: Gap
Leather Jacket: June (via Second Time Around)
Tights: Milly by Hue
Shoes: BCBG
Bag: Thrifted
Belt: Consigned (via Second Time Around)
Necklace: Bruce Weber (gift from Mom & Dad)

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  1. Fabulous outfit! Your leather jacket looks very cool!

  2. i am still in denial that winter is coming. but houndstooth is definitely on my radar!


  3. I always feel so frumpy whenever I have to wear a suit. This is a great way to shake things up a little. PS - I miss you!

  4. cute and chic!

    Excited to see you next week at NEU blogger panel:)

  5. Anonymous11/02/2011

    I love houndstooth! Even my cats have houndstooth sweaters :)

  6. loving the houndstooth! perfect for fall and winter!

  7. Get it girl! Way to keep your fashion spirit true and not cave to the boring suit. I do love a well tailored power suit but your version is fun and looks great!

  8. You look very VIP haha! I love the touch you added with the tights!

    Cheers! ~Angel

  9. @Marissa Miss you, too! We need to get togehter soon :)

  10. @Jaime @ La vie...J'aime Very psyched for the Northeastern blogger panel! I read over their list of discussion topics, and I am looking forward to hearing everyone's thoughts!

  11. OH MY GOODNESS, I love all the textures you have here. You have pattern, texture, layers, all gorgeous together. I want to hear how this panel went too!! I wish I could have gone! Let plan for TJ Maxx date soon!

  12. I would be a pathetic Alabama fan if my closet weren't filled with houndstooth!

    The Ferragamo houndstooth pumps would really complete my collection of Bear Bryant-inspired pieces.

    I love how you get creative with your work outfits but still manage to look put together and professional.